'Windows Update' missing from GPEdit.msc

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by XPtyro, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. XPtyro

    XPtyro Guest

    I'm trying to implement WSUS in an NT domain environment using the client's
    local Group Policy editor. On one particular W2K SP4 machine, when I run
    'gpedit.msc' I don't see a setting for 'Windows Update.' On other W2K and XP
    machines this is what I normally see:

    Local Computer Policy
    --Software Settings
    --Windows Settings
    --Administrative Templates
    ----Windows Components
    ------Internet Explorer
    ------Windows Update
    ------Windows Media Player

    The 'Windows Update' tree contains the policies that allow me to configure
    'Automatic Updates' to point to my internal WSUS server. What's missing or
    how can I add 'Windows Update' to my GPEdit.msc?
    XPtyro, Feb 28, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    Copy %windir%\inf\wuau.adm (mote that inf is a hidden folder) from a
    WinXP SP2 computer to %windir%\inf\wuau.adm on the Win2k computer.

    (%windir% is typically C:\Windows for WinXP and C:\Winnt for Win2k)

    A much easier way to configure your computers (as long as all will have
    the same AU/WSUS config) is to export the registry key
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft \Windows\WindowsUpdate\
    from a computer you have set up correctly (with gpedit.msc), and then
    just import that registry file on the other computers (no need to use
    gpedit.msc or having an updated wuau.adm).

    And a fyi:

    For any future WSUS questions, please post WSUS related issues to the
    newsgroup dedicated to WSUS:


    MS WebNews link to the WSUS newsgroup:
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Feb 28, 2006
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